HC Deb 22 July 1943 vol 391 cc1092-3W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether it was with his authority that panels under the Livestock (Control) Order, 1942, were sent by county war agricultural executive committees to farms during harvest time, thus diverting workers from the vital task of gathering in the crops; and will he issue general instructions to county agricultural committees that such visitations should stand over till the harvest is secured?

Mr. Hudson

The responsibilities of county war agricultural executive committees for securing greater efficiency in livestock production involve visits to farms throughout the year. The committees are mainly composed of practical farmers and can, I think, be relied upon to bear in mind the considerations advanced by my hon. Friend without special instructions from me.